11 days in Nebraska Itinerary

11 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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11 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lewellen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
You've now added Lewis & Clark Landing and Riverfront Park to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Lewis & Clark Landing and Riverfront Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, then walk around Heartland of America Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Omaha trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles to Omaha is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Omaha is 2 hours. In October, Omaha is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Nightlife
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Memorial Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see where the action happens at Memorial Stadium, examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, then examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, then get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln journey maker tool .

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
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Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Memorial Stadium ©
Memorial Stadium

2
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art and then look for gifts at Stagecoach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kearney day trip planner.

Drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Shopping
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Stagecoach ©
Stagecoach

1
night
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our North Platte trip app .

Traveling by car from Kearney to North Platte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in North Platte, with lows around 37°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gering.
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1
night
Lewellen

Lewellen ©
Lewellen is a village in Garden County, Nebraska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ash Hallow State Historical Park. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): play a few rounds at Bayside Golf Course and then admire the majestic nature at Ash Hallow State Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lewellen trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from North Platte to Lewellen in 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Platte to Lewellen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Lewellen, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Lewellen

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bayside Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Ash Hallow State Historical Park ©

2
nights
Gering

Gering
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): go for a walk through North Overlook.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gering day trip planner.

Getting from North Platte to Gering by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Gering. In October, daily temperatures in Gering can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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